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. the choice that's gotten the most attention is the president's pick for defense, former senator chuck hagel. >> "is it true you're angry about the hagel.mr. president?" >> "thank you everybody. it's good to see you again. i haven't seen you in awhile." >> reporter: hagel already lost one vote in the senate and his next chance for a do-over is one week away. the longer he hangs out there the more time critics have to find problems. senator mccain told fox news. >> "there's a lot of ill will toward senator hagel because when he was a republican he attacked president bush mercilessly." also in limbo? the president's pick for cia director john brennan. he's ontrusted white house advisors. first one republican said he'd hold up brennan's confirmation until he got answers about drone use in the u.s. the president said this. >> "there has never been a drone used on an american citizen on american soil." >> reporter: then critics warned they might hold him up over something else -- the talking points that led administration officials to say the attack in benghazi was sparked by a protest. >> "when
for chuck hagel as defense secretary has been delayed. and president obama is not happy about it. hagel is a former republican senator and a decorated vietnam veteran. a vote to end a g-o-p filibuster fell two votes short. republicans are holding up the confirmation, demanding information on how the obama administration handled the attack on the u-s diplomatic mission in libya. democrats call the hold-up "tragic." another vote is expected later this month. >> the pentagon is creating a new medal that can be awarded to troops who have a direct impact on combat operations, but have never set foot in a combat zone. it's called the distinguished warfare medal on wednesday. current defense secretary leon panetta gave his approval on wednesday. >> it was a valentine's day to remember for a family in virginia. they picked up a really big check -- for 217 million dollars. dave honeywell bought a winning powerball ticket earlier this month at the airport in richmond on his way to a convention in denver. dave says he got pretty distracted once he realized he was a multi-millionaire. >> "i started
senator chuck hagel. awaits senate approval. panetta spent nearly four decades in washington as a congressman from california. federal budget director. white house chief of staff. and c-i-a director. where he oversaw the operation that killed osama bin laden. >> it's been for me, a hell of a ride. i will never forget the pride and exhilaration when i walked out of the white house after the president announced the success of the bin laden operation. >> pam: president barack obama praised the military's progress under panetta's watchful eye. pointing to the repeal of a ban on gays openly serving in the military. and the recent expansion of combat roles for women. >> the secret service is investigating the publication of private photographs of former presidents george h-w bush and george w bush. they appear to have been stolen from family e-mail accounts. the e-mails appeared on a gossip web site yesterday. the emails were between several members of the bush family. and delved into personal family topics, scheduling matters. and contact information for dozens of extended bush re
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